Alex McGuiggan Scholarship

The Alex McGuiggan Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled on the Boulder campus as full-time students. Good academic standing is required.
  • Applicants must be planning to graduate no earlier than the spring of the next academic year (one year after the award cycle in which they submitted an application).
  • Applicants must have a declared major in the English Department and have already been admitted to the Creative Writing track.
  • Applicants must have taken/be enrolled in at least one Creative Writing poetry workshop (ENGL 2021, 3021, and/or 4021) to demonstrate an interest in writing poetry.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit between five and ten pages of poems titled and formatted, as they would appear in publication.
  • The first page of your poetry submission should be an index of all poems contained in your submission.
  • All poems must be strung together into one document.
  • Insert a header with the name of the award in the upper right corner of each page.
  • Insert page numbers (e.g. page 1 of 5) in the lower right corner of each page.
  • No extraneous marks, grades, names or other identifying information should be included on the pages of poetry.
  • Save your submission as a PDF titled: YourLastName_McGuiggan

Award
$2,000
Scopes
College of Arts & Sciences
Deadline
02/15/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you taken or are you currently enrolled in at least one Creative Writing poetry workshop (English 2021, 3021, or 4021)?
  2. Is your expected graduation date SPRING 2020 or later?
  3. Submit a sample of poems, titled and formatted as they would appear in publication.